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Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award

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The Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award is awarded by the Children's Services Round Table of the Missouri Library Association. This award is designed to encourage reading aloud to children from birth through kindergarten age.

2014 Winner

Mustache Baby
Mustache Baby
by Bridget Heos Illustrated by Joy Ang

"A picture book about baby Billy, who is born with a mustache, and his parents, who must figure our if it's a Good-Guy mustache, or a Bad-Guy mustache"--Provided by publisher.

2015 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Nominees

Digger Dog
Digger Dog
by William Bee Illustrated by Cecilia Johansson

Digger Dog loves to dig up bones - the bigger the better. But for the biggest bone in the world, what will Digger Dog need? The biggest digger in the world, of course! All through the story, the diggers get bigger, the hole gets deeper and there is the most fantastic fold-out surprise at the end!

Naked!
Naked!
by Michael Ian Black Illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

A child discovers that the only thing more fun than being naked is wearing nothing but a cape.

This Book Just Ate My Dog!
This Book Just Ate My Dog!
by Richard Byrne

When her dog disappears into the gutter of the book, Bella calls for help. But when the helpers disappear too, Bella realizes it will take more than a tug on the leash to put things right.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
by Jane Cabrera

In this expansion of a familiar song, the occupants of a rowboat enjoy seeing and making the sounds of different jungle animals.

Down by the Barn
Down by the Barn
by Will Hillenbrand

Ride with the tractor driver around the farm to pick up all of the animals.

Oh So Brave Dragon
Oh So Brave Dragon
by David Kirk

Dragon knows he is supposed to be brave, because that's what dragons do. He's so brave and valiant, he's ready to try out his fearsome roar! But when he hears something that scares him, he turns to his forest friends to find the noise, and to help him be brave.

Buddy and the Bunnies In Don't Play With Your Food!
Buddy and the Bunnies In Don't Play With Your Food!
by Buddy Shea

A monster named Buddy is determined to eat some cute little bunnies, until they prove to be more enjoyable as playmates.

I'm My Own Dog
I'm My Own Dog
by David Ezra Stein

A dog without a human companion fetches his own slippers and curls up at his own feet but cannot reach a certain itchy spot in the middle of his back, compelling him to leash a poor lonely human who will loyally offer a helpful scratch.

Bear Sees Colors
Bear Sees Colors
by Karma Wilson

While taking a walk with Mouse, Bear meets many other friends and sees colors everywhere.

Hooray For Hat!
Hooray For Hat!
by Brian Won

Elephant wakes up in a grumpy mood, but a present on his doorstep--a hat--cheers him and he sets out to greet his neighbors who all, it seems, need hats of their own.

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